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The Day My AIDS Dementia Diagnosis Went Away

Lynda Arnold recounts how a diagnosis of AIDS Dementia Complex impacted her life and the journey that led to the day she was handed back the keys to her life.

Raising Awareness About HIV and Alzheimer's: Kelly Kittell Img

Raising Awareness About HIV and Alzheimer's: Kelly Kittell

"One day, I was giving a lecture and the world dropped out from beneath me," Kelly Kittell recounted. "I had no idea why I was up there and what I was supposed to be saying." That was one of the last memories Kelly had of ever working within his fiel...

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When Constant Pain Is a Reality

We know now that some of the earliest medication regimens may have caused a lot of harm to the body, including bodily pain, which is the experience of this guest writer.

A Year of Learning and Self Awareness: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles Img

A Year of Learning and Self Awareness: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles

"My advice to anyone who is experiencing HIV dementia is to first be in the moment. Do not let the trap of future tripping make you blind to the beauty and potential of the present moment."

The Stigma of It All: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold Img

The Stigma of It All: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

1992 was supposed to be a great year for me. I had just graduated from college with my nursing degree. I was ready to take on the world. I had chosen to focus on critical care nursing and found a job at my local hospital in the Intensive Care unit. I...

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Life After Sustiva: Depression, Anxiety Side Effects

I am so grateful to POZ magazine for a recent article published by its founder, Sean Strub, in the February/March 2004 issue. In his article, Sean outlines his three-month experience with Sustiva (efavirenz), which led him into a spiraling depressi...